23 August 2009

Sailing into the Storm

On this day in 1939, Maureen O'Sullivan sailed aboard the Queen Mary for England. She was on her way to join Robert Montgomery in "Busman's Honeymoon" which was being filmed at M.G.M. Studios in Denham.

However, only two weeks later, O'Sullivan would hastily return to the United States aboard Pan American Airways' Yankee Clipper as war clouds gathered over Europe. Constance Cummings would take her place in the film.

She is pictured here aboard the Queen Mary with her sister, Sheila, just before sailing time.

New York Times

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